Michelle Romary is a Cleveland-based singer, songwriter, lyricist, and recording artist. Since 2015, she has released and self-published 3 solo EPs and 3 singles. The newest released EP is entitled, Grounded (2018), in her 4-part EP series. The latest single, "Love's Direction," was released on New Year's Eve 2019 with a follow-up single, "Rose Garden," due soon as part of her 4th EP, "Embers." Described by Danielle Immerman, formerly of Cleveland Scene Magazine, as having "...incredible songwriting ability and amazing vocals..." her most recent EP, Grounded, blends rock with elements of western, reggae, ska, punk, and pop. She pushes the boundaries of popular music by creating powerful imagery through her introspective lyrics, blending rock and classical vocal stylings, and disregarding traditional genre rules. All 3 EPs, Floating Shift, Torrent, & Grounded, were written by Michelle and recorded and mixed by Michael Seifert, a multi-platinum award-winning music producer, writer, arranger, and recording engineer based in Cleveland, Ohio at Somewhere Recording.
"Influenced and inspired by strong, honest female singer-songwriters like Dolly Parton, Ani DiFranco, Linda Perry and Sara Bareilles, Romary’s music could be similarly characterized as beautifully honest and sincere." - Danielle Immerman, Cleveland Scene Magazine
Her writing focuses on her imagination, as well as her relatable stories and ideas about life, to convey meaningful messages and spark conversations. She wraps her carefully scripted lyrics in a unique melody accompanied by music that touches your soul. She carries her passion and energy with her on stage at every performance and surrounds herself with an excellent ensemble of talented musicians who make up her full band concerts. Her televised performances; features in regional & local magazines; airplay on national & local radio shows; podcasts; and hefty live performance schedule of over 100 live shows a year continues to contribute to her popularity throughout Ohio and beyond.
“Her voice and her lyrics have the ability to say it, rather sing it, like it is. There’s no bullshit behind anything. Her lyrics are inspired by her everyday life, making them relatable to every listener, and her vocals are pure and untampered. In a day when pretty much every song that makes it onto the radio has been manipulated ten-times over, it’s refreshing to hear music that sounds as good live as it does recorded. Romary is the real deal...” - Danielle Immerman
“...a versatile songwriter and performer who draws on a wide range of styles to capture her personal thoughts and feelings.” - Thomas Mulready
"The EP begins with “Whispers,” a song that is no doubt perfect for those sunny summer days. The guitar and vocals are highlighted perfectly throughout the entire song; juxtaposed to the upbeat, blissful “Whispers,” however, is the darker, edgier “Too Much.”
“Too Much” is stylistically distinct, unlike anything that permeates the charts today and is lyrically and instrumentally brilliant. “Too Much,” a song about people asking too much of Romary and Romary taking on a lot, is no doubt an honest and relatable song performed brilliantly. With powerful, soaring vocals reminiscent of Pat Benatar, “Too Much” is equally matched by fast-paced instrumentals that only help Romary’s voice stand out.
Immediately following such a distinct song, Romary seamlessly transitions into “Good Luck,” a lighter song compared to “Too Much.” Equally as brilliant as the prior two songs, “Good Luck” serves as a stand-out song on its own, but an equally as good transition into “I Will Carry You,” another highlight. What makes “I Will Carry You” so different is the short, unique guitar riff at the beginning followed by the subtly different, almost exotic, beat that carries through the song.
Lastly, Romary ends Torrent with “Remind Me Again,” another song that perfectly highlights her incredible songwriting ability and amazing vocals."